T. Fred Caver, Jr.
Fred Caver co-founded Caver and Associates, Inc., in 2005, following a 36-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In his role as President of the specialized consulting firm, Caver combines his technical expertise with business and public policy experience to create effective strategies in water resources development, management and protection.
Prior to his retirement in June 2005, Caver served as the Deputy Director of Civil Works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As the Corps's senior civilian for civil works, he assisted in managing and directing the programming, planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance, and dredging activities of the Army Civil Works $5 billion annual program. He had lead responsibility for developing the Corps's civil works strategic plan and for overall development and implementation of the Corps water resources and regulatory programs, including policies and procedures to meet broad national objectives for providing the most beneficial use of water and related land resources. Through his membership on the Board of Governors of the World Water Council, Caver also oversaw the Corps's international water resources interests.
Caver also previously served as Chief of the Programs Management Division at Corps Headquarters. In this position, he was responsible for proposing the scope, direction, content and options for the entire Civil Works long-range and annual programs, coordinating the justification and defense of program resource requirements and overseeing execution of the program. He also directed the review and analysis of the Civil Works programs and budget requirement of 8 Division offices and 38 District offices.
Prior to his assignment to Corps Headquarters, Caver was the Director of Programs Management for the Lower Mississippi Valley Division/Mississippi River Commission (LMVD/MRC). In this assignment he served as program advisor to the Commander, LMVD/President, MRC, and guided LMVD's four districts in execution of their programs. He also served as a principal staff member to the seven presidentially appointed members of the MRC. Caver started his career in the Corps in 1969 as a civil engineer with the Vicksburg District, advancing through a wide variety of design and project management assignments to become the Chief of Design for what was then the Corps largest Civil Works design program.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Caver received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from University of Texas at Arlington and completed additional graduate study in civil engineering at Mississippi State University. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, and is a retired professional engineer.
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